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ORLANDO-Actor John Travolta is building a $2.5 million home with a private taxiway and adjoining 50,000-sf hangar for his Boeing 707 jetliner on nine acres at Jumbolair, FL, a 125-home community 80 miles northwest of Downtown Orlando.

Each home on the 550-acre Marion County property has its own private hangar and taxiway.

Travolta flies his plane regularly to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to attend services at the Church of Scientology in Downtown Clearwater, area brokers familiar with the actor’s property tell GlobeSt.com on condition of anonymity.

Unlike several aviation communities in Florida, Jumbolair is believed to be one of the few locations that allows large jets to take off and land, area brokers tell GlobeSt.com.

Travolta and developer Terri Thayer couldn’t be reached at GlobeSt.com’s publication deadline. Thayer, a former model for Revlon Inc., sold Travolta the first nine-acre lot at Jumbolair in 1995 for $550,000 or $61,111 per acre ($1.40 per sf), according to published reports.

Thayer and her former husband, Nautilus exercise equipment founder Arthur Jones, bought Jumbolair in 1980 and used the property as a local airport, wild animal enclosure, celebrity resort and private home.

Thayer later bought out Jones’ interest in the property and is developing the project herself.

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